Sunday, 19 May 2013

Welcome Carol Quance #1 Beaded Hanging Board ....



                                                                                                      
To be honest I often don't have any idea what I’m going to make when I start. I knew I wanted to make a hanging so I started by pulling out the hanging board from my stash and then started to look at my PaperArtsy stamps to see what would fit well on to the board. 





Next up was colour scheme and as I hadn’t yet tried out my "mauve" Fresco shades it was a good opportunity to try them out. 



 I painted the Hanging Board with Pansy to start as it’s an opaque colour and gives good coverage.



 I chose the long stamp on the LP09 plate which pretty much exactly fitted the length of the board and left room for some extra embellishment down the other edge.




I wasn’t sure how my image would look on the tissue wrap I used – especially as it was very screwed up as you can see (!) I tried a couple of different inks and decide to use Versafine Onyx Black in the end as it produced the most crisp image. (the one on the right).



Versafine can take a while to dry as it is slightly oily so you can speed it along with a heat gun.  Once this was dry I painted it mainly on the back. Leandra has some very good YouTube videos which explain how to paint with the Fresco Paints.  

The opaque colours work well as a background on the back of tissue to make the image look more solid. I used Nougat for the face with the help of Moonlight and Pansy to add to continuity of the colour theme. This was put aside to dry. 



To fill the blank space beside the picture, I decided to add some stencilling using Golden Fibre Paste which gives a good texture. I also added some stencilling up each side edge to match.





Whilst the fibre paste was trying, I had a rummage and came up with this bead edging which fitted with the colour scheme and I thought would make a good edging.  The trim was too wide so I very carefully glued it in half with some fabric glue.



I then carefully attached the tissue to the hanging board with Ranger Glossy Accents smoothing out any creases as I went.

To seal the edges of the picture I painted over a light coating of Golden Polymer medium which as you can see gives off a light sheen.




      The whole piece looked a bit flat so to start adding some highlighting, I edged the whole frame with black paint and then carefully rubbed some IndigoTreasure Gold across the top of the stencilled diamonds.


                                                  



To keep up the theme, I removed the string hanging (but saved it in my stash for later!) and decided to add a bead hanging. I used a mattress needle to carefully thread some invisible sewing thread through the holes used by the string and very carefully threaded on some beads cut from the edging.  This was VERY fiddly even for me who loves fiddly lol.





Still need more pop so I carefully tapped on some Gold LiquidLeaf.  This is gorgeous but needs careful handling – less is more!



And finally the finished piece.





 
Leandra Says: Ohhh it all works so well together. The bead trim is the perfect colour combo too....or should that be the other way wrong ... that you perfectly matched your frescos, treasure gold and Liquid leaf to the beads! Love it, that fibre paste is so dimensional too. Thankyou!

Gillian Says:Love this beaded hanging board Carol, I'm not normally a "purple" person but these colours together look great along with the textured areas.

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28 comments:

Steven AKA Pink Elf said...

Lovely stuff, I love the rich colours

Netty said...

ooh what a coincidence have just started preparing one of these hangings. Loving yours. Hugs Annette x

Lin said...

Beautiful colours Carol.great texture and the beads just finish it of nicely along with the treasure gold!!

Helen said...

Wow, Carol I love this - you must have the patience of a saint for the fiddly-faffy beady bit but it looks fabulous! The texture on the stencilling is gorgeous.

Julie Ann Lee said...

How lovely this is. This is one of my favourite Lynn Perrella stamps and the colour choice with it is just perfect. Also the gilding makes it look really beautifully aged. Love the white blossoms that set it off so well in the photo. A gorgeous first project. Thank you so much for sharing it.x

Jacqui Hall said...

Nice work Carol, I particularly like the stencil work on the side, reminds me of something I saw recently lol. Can't wait to see what else you come up with.

Paula Whittaker said...

Fab project Carol.

Karin said...

Great project Carol, love the colours you've used.

butterfly said...

Glamorous, exotic... fabulous!
Alison x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Lovely - can't wait to join in!

Lucy x

Kezzy said...

Wow gorgeous I love the richness of the purples absolutely awesome stamping and beading, I can't wait to get started :-) Kezzy xxx

margaret said...

Lovely piece Carol - love the colours and the liquid leaf!!! Margaret

Trish said...

Gorgeous hanging - I love the purple and the texture and beads are perfect. What a great start!

Craftyfield said...

Love the colours , the textures and the gold highlights ! Couldn't cope with the beading work myself though...

Christine Newman-Aumiller said...

Just a comment in general - I love all the contributors and would have a hard time to pick my favorite. Congrats to the staff at Paper Artsy for finding the best of the best.

ionabunny said...

Fantastic. Love the stamp and the diamonds. That bead trim looks gorgeous. Must keep eyes open for something like....

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the texture in purple with the touch of golds! The beads dangling are fab!

sam21ski said...

Fab make Carol xxx

coco said...

Fabulous project and unusual colors, love the beads too !!! Coco x

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Michelle Webb said...

I love it, this is one of my fav altering substrates. I love your texture, colour and the tassels. Michelle x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Gorgeous hanging Carol! I love the stenciled texture and the highlights. Beautiful work as always!

Alison said...

A beautiful project Carol! I love the rough texture of the stenciling!
Alison xx

silvergran said...

Fabulous tag! Love the colours! Must investigate those stamps- stunning!

isisimaginings.com said...

Just remembered I didn't leave a comment on this the other night, so sorry. It's terrific. Love the beaded fringe.

Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous!! Love this project :D

Rebecca said...

Super work :)
Happy Craftin
Rebecca

craftimamma said...

Stunning piece of work Carol! Love all the texture from that paste and the beading is beautiful.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

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